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It is our position we have allowed ourselves to become too dependent on technology. While technology is fast and convenient, it also has the habit of not working when we need it to. It is our opinion we maintain some of the practices held before e-mails and text messages were introduced into our lives. We love technology as much as the next person, but believe being as reliant as we are on it is something that must change. We’re in no way saying to give up technology, but to keep skills such as letter writing and doing math without a calculator in practice. We also fear if we do not keep these practices in our lives, children are going to lose it entirely. Some of America’s most important transactions have been through pen and paper. Columbus didn’t use a Garmin or TomTom to discover the New World and Albert Einstein didn’t use a calculator to come up with the theory of relativity. There’s a time to do things the quick and easy way, and there’s a time to do things deliberately. We need to be sure we are prepared for both.
It is our position we need to be more considerate of our neighbors in terms of how we handle our pets. Many people don’t want to start a Hatfield’s versus McCoy’s situation over a pet, but the constant barking of your neighbor’s dog or running over the pets’ waste with your lawn mower is enough to strain any relationship. We have all these books and columns about dinner etiquette, but it’s rare to discuss pet etiquette. We believe it’s alarming how thoughtless some are to their neighbors. Your neighbors should not hear your dog barking. We need to be careful about how our pets affect our neighbors. Sometimes it’s too easy to let the dog stay outside and bark without doing anything to quiet it, or not pick up the dog’s poop. These two issues are easy fixes and will help improve the relationships with neighbors. We all love our pets and want to do things that make them happy. Sometimes though, they need to take a backseat to our neighbors, who have the right to enjoy an atmosphere not polluted with the sound of barking dogs.
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Every week, we will print a portion of the U.S. Constitution, followed by a portion of the Indiana Constitution. We encourage you to benchmark government policies against these bedrock documents. Today: the U.S. Constitution. Article. I. Section. 8. Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;. Clause 9: To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court; Clause 10: To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations; Clause 11: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
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FROM THE BACKSHOP News from the other side of the door Today, we take you deep inside the inner sanctum of Current Publishing, a place where few have gone before – mostly because of the square footage deficit, but what should that matter? We have news items for your reading pleasure, so let’s get right to it: • Where have you read this before? Our little company is growing once again. With editions performing at record levels in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield, we once more are answering some of our advertisers’ calls for expansion. This time, at their behest, we’re moving into neighboring Zionsville. Current in Zionsville is scheduled to launch March 20. We’re staffing up quickly and are eager to begin serving yet another community. (This newspaper stuff is a regular all-American blast!) • In another growth-related move, we have (finally) hired an online/social media coordinator, Christian Sorrell, who – believe this! – actually knows more about those platforms than we do. OK, truthfully, everyone in the world knows more about it than we do, but that’s just a detail. In short order, we anticipate Christian’s work on our existing Web sites, new Facebook pages and Twitter accounts for each community we serve to pay off big time for those readers that wish
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Commentary By Terry Anker I guess they call it over-the-hill because once we pass the summit, life accelerates at a startling rate. We have more to do and less time to do it. Kids. Careers. Parents. Houses. Assets. Building Assets. At mid-life, it is all in play. No doubt, the heaviest lifting happens when we are young – trying to figure out what we like – and perhaps equally important, what we can do that might actually add value to the world around us. But by the top of the mountain, we have learned skills and generally figured out how to survive. Then, the ride really begins. Yet the journey from that point on is rife with paradox. Many of us have accumulated more friends, family and stuff than we could ever find time to enjoy. We are routinely invited to the banquet of life (and can afford to indulge in it), yet our diets won’t allow for the calories. We have settled into a world of our own making,
even as we are trapped by the very dominion of that we have wrought. Even as we become more efficient and thoughtful in how we expend our energy, we don’t have as much of it left to spend. Perhaps it is true – youth is wasted on the young. Or perhaps it is the intentional nature of things. If we started life devoid of both wisdom and exuberance, few of us would ever make it long enough to reach the midpoint. Is it possible we need the vigor of our early lives to survive the years on the path to the wisdom of adulthood? Now that I am looking at life on the downside of the over-the-hill equation, I wonder what the next half holds. Regardless, I intend to enjoy the ride.
Even as we become more efficient and thoughtful in how we expend our energy, we don’t have as much of it left to spend.
Terry Anker is an associate editor of Current Publishing, LLC. You may e-mail him at terry@ currentincarmel.com.
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COMMENTARY By Danielle Wilson I find it fascinating so many of you are concerned enough with my use of foul language that you’d take time from your day to e-mail me. Thank you, I feel so loved! Unfairly judged, certainly, but nonetheless loved. The response reminds me of the few times I’ve expressed frustration about my faith – strangers criticizing my honesty, praying for my salvation and condemning me to the eternal hell fires. To bring you up to speed, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to cut back on the cussing. Several women wrote to say my filthy articles had no place in their local publications; more to call me ignorant because I can’t think of a better word than “sh*#.” But here’s the deal. Beside the fact that I like swearing, I just don’t understand what the big deal is. Let’s be honest. Being a parent requires you to constantly censor yourself. Children are impressionable tattletales who will gleefully rat you out to any neighbor, teacher or priest who’ll listen. For example, you slam your Diet Coketoting hand in the mini-van door carpooling to soccer. Even though “MythBusters” proved cursing increases pain tolerance, you can’t yell “c%#*s@!*&er” or even “da$@” because little Andy will go tell his straight-laced mommy that Mrs. Wilson has a potty mouth. And guess
who won’t be getting anymore rides to practice? Exactly – the newly branded juvenile delinquent with the salty sailor for an old lady. And my youngest is only 7, which means I’ve still got at least 10 more years before I can conceivably speak an unforgivable word in her company without her plunging the daggers of shock and disappointment into my soul. That’s entirely too long to be limited to ineffective “hecks” and boring “fudges.” Bottom line? It’s simply not possible or even healthy to expurgate my vocabulary. I believe it’s much better to release the rage in small doses in a controlled environment. I also think, when used appropriately and with just the right timing, foul language is hilarious. (Exhibit A: Richard Pryor. Exhibit B: George Carlin. The defense rests.) That’s why I love my family, in-laws and coworkers. They get it. They know swearing is simply a punch line, a vent or a colorful way to say you’ve had a hard day. So cut me some slack. I don’t use profanity that much. I’m just a working mom with four kids and a bald husband who occasionally needs to let one fly to keep her sanity. Peace out. Danielle Wilson is a Carmel resident and contributing columnist. You may e-mail her at danielle@ currentincarmel.com.
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Proposed ordinance concerns addressed By Lindsay Eckhart Lindsay@youarecurrent.com The proposed Trail Overlay Zoning Ordinance raised questions for Westfield residents living near Eagle Creek at the recent Westfield Advisory Plan Commission meeting. Residents voiced their concerns that the ordinance would require them to give up property for a trail. What’s the reason for an overlay? An overlay ordinance applies further standards in addition to zoning standards. According to Melody Jones, Westfield Parks and Recreation director, the overlay will not apply to current landowners; its purpose is to protect and maintain the overlay area when and if new development is proposed. It does not affect the current residential owners. Jones addressed the concerns by explaining which people could be affected by the proposed ordinance. “It is there for the purpose of planning, so in the future if the land is sold for development, our trails are protected and buyers will have to maintain our trail standards, so our trails aren’t disrupted,” Jones said. “If we were not to put a plan in place when those property owners decide to sell, and if a developer comes in, we wouldn’t be able to preserve that area. This is good sound zoning plan, so when 50 years down the road, we haven’t lost these opportunities to preserve these beautiful green areas in our community.” Will the proposed ordinance require forfeiture of land? Carrie Cason, City of Westfield spokesperson, said the proposed ordinance’s regulations would be triggered if the landowner sold the land to a developer, which would require rezoning, a trigger for the proposed ordinance. “If we don’t have this overlay in place, then nothing prevents a developer from coming in and building on this land and breaking up our trail system,” Cason said. “So when a developer comes in, he’ll build a trail or he’ll leave an area
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for that trail. It’s good planning.” “When people say, ‘You’re taking my land,’ that’s not the case. It’s simply good planning and protection. The city is not taking anyone’s land,” Jones said. Will the proposed ordinance devalue property? Jones said that in fact it’s just the opposite. It actually provides security for buyers knowing the city’s standards and regulations upfront – no surprises. “Knowing what’s expected at the properties adjacent to you is a benefit to a developer to make a decision for what he wants to do there,” Jones said. “The fact that we will have an overlay in place, those people know, they’re protected, and they’re willing to invest in here because they know the next guy who comes in next to them can’t just do whatever he wants. They have to follow the same standards. That’s a huge incentive for people because there aren’t any surprises.” According to Jones, property with close access to a trail system is a proven selling point. “Our trail system is our beachfront property. Everywhere our trails have been built, it’s proven that property sells at a higher price than an exact same piece of property half a mile away, and the reason is, it’s on the Monon,” Jones said. “It’s a commodity to be on the trail.” What’s next? Jones said the proposed ordinance was returned to the ordinance review committee, and the committee held its first working session last Tuesday to simplify the proposed ordinance’s wording. “If someone reads it and it doesn’t apply to them, and they don’t understand that, then it needs to be reworded so it’s understandable for people who don’t have experience with zoning or ordinances,” Jones said. “It’s a matter of being clear in our wording.” Jones said the revised proposed ordinance could return to the Westfield Advisory Plan Commission sometime in February.
Westfield police officer remembered By Lindsay Eckert lindsay@youarecurrent. com The Westfield Police Dept. lost one of its own on Jan. 4, when Sgt. Tim Morgan passed away after a long battle with cancer. Morgan came to Westfield Morgan in 2001 after serving with the Frankfort Police Dept. for several years, where he had at one time elevated to tchief of police. Morgan held the rank of sergeant at the Westfield Police Dept., but according to his colleagues, he was most proud of being a father
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to three children. Morgan will be remembered by his coworkers for his strength, courage and perseverance. “Tim had many friends throughout the community, by whom he will be remembered as being friendly, quiet and fair,” Joel Rush, Westfield Police Dept. assistant chief, said. Rush said Morgan’s character of never giving up was an inspiration to the community. “I have never witnessed anyone display the amount of courage and perseverance as Tim,” Rush said. “He had been knocked down so many times last year due to his illness, but he continued to bounce back up, put his uniform on and come to work. He was a true inspiration to the department.” RVH-105-Current-01.17.12-FNL.indd Current in Noblesville
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Energy program saves jobs and tax payer dollars
By Lindsay Eckert email@example.com Westfield Washington Schools are using less energy to save more jobs. WWS has teamed with Energy Education to not only decrease energy usage, but to save taxpayers money and keep productive student-to-teacher ratios in the classroom. Nick Verhoff, WWS executive director of business and operations, first found out about the project in 2010, when Verhoff signed a guaranteed energy contract with Energy Education. “The contract says we pay them and they tell us how much money they are going to save us,” Verhoff said. “If they don’t save that amount of money, then they will pay the difference. We can’t lose in this process,” Verhoff said. Matt Kettlebar, Westfield High School science teacher, was selected as the energy specialist for the program and he receives a stipend as part of WWS’s contract with Energy Education. Energy Education also trains Kettlebar for the new responsibilities required to get to know every building, and how he can work with Energy Education’s experts to increase the buildings’ efficiency. “Part of my job is taking a comprehensive look at how the buildings are designed to run, what the equipment capabilities are and monitoring them to make sure buildings are used in the best fashion can be,” Kettlebar said. Kettlebar said his regular contact with Energy Education’s experts has been key in collecting data to move forward in increasing efficiency, while also tracking the improvements and areas in need of improvements. “We’ve been looking at the type of energy usage and utility expenditures WWS has been doing in the past, and based on their Energy Education’s expertise and suggestions, we can find the types of changes we should be making,” Kettlebar said. “The specialists have helped me get to know the buildings and specific areas to focus on.”
The dollars that are saving jobs: • The district has experienced significant loss of revenue due to property-tax caps and decreased assessed valuation. • Dollars saved will be used to reduce the impact of this lost revenue • Westfield Washington Schools spends more than $2 million a year for utilities. • Through the Energy Education program WWS plans to cut utility costs by 15% or more $300,000. • 90 percent of WWS buildings cool using electrical power and most heat using gas.
Saving jobs: According to Kettlebar, energy usage for the months of June, July and August in 2011 decreased by 20 percent. Verhoff said the money saved by the decreased usage was used to balance the 2011 budget. “We’re trying to save non-instructional dollars anywhere we can so we can take those dollars and put them back in the classroom. Utilities take a significant amount of dollars,” Verhoff said. “We don’t have a lot of cash floating around in this district, so every dollar saved is used to balance the budget.” Verhoff said without the program’s savings, substantial cuts would have been required to balance last year’s budget. “Ninety percent of our budget is salaries and benefits. That’s where most of the money saved from utility bills go,” Verhoff
said. “Without this program, something would’ve been cut [to balance the budget]. This is saving people’s jobs.” Kettlebar said it’s rewarding to see the program progressing and how it can continue providing a strong learning environment for students. “We’re a growing district and class numbers are getting bigger. It’s tough to think about how many kids would be in class of a particular subject if we weren’t able to maintain teachers,” Kettlebar said. “We were able to make another hire in the science department last year, and that wouldn’t have been possible in the future without saving money in utilities.” Although the program’s progress has helped save jobs and maintain the schools’ educational environments, Verhoff said the program is always developing to become more functional. “There were some bumps along the way, but the staff and administrators understand what we’re trying to do: save their jobs and save their salaries,” Verhoff said. “They’ve been extremely supportive.
The cost of staying cool: According to Verhoff, decreasing utility bills is essential to continue saving money. “When you compare the 1.5 million square feet of space we have to provide electricity for to your house’s square footage, you can only imagine what our utility bills are,” Verhoff said. Kettlebar said although he knows the sizes and the layouts of the buildings, he was still shocked it costs $2 million to power the district’s buildings. “I know how big the buildings are, I’ve been in them. I was prepared for it to be a lot of money, but I was surprised how much it costs to run the buildings,” Kettlebar said.
“We don’t have a lot of cash floating around in this district, so every dollar saved is used to balance the budget.”
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Now to Jan. 29 – Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, is available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m., now to Jan. 29. Ever wondered what people ate for dinner in the early 19th century or how they cooked that meal? Discover those answers firsthand when you and your family join in preparing, serving and enjoying a candlelight feast straight from the pages of a 19th-century cookbook. Reservations are required and admission is $60 per person. For more information, call 776-6006 or visit www. connerprairie.org. Jan. 14 – The Center for the Performing Arts Birdie Gallery will host “A Tribute to Ella and Basie with Patti Austin and the Count Basie Orchestra” at 8 p.m., 1 Center Green, Carmel. Count Basie’s music, characterized by a bluessteeped jumping beat and contrapuntal piano accents, was a showcase for top-drawers sing-
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When to improve your PLACE REMODELING By David Decker It’s one thing to plan a custom home-improvement project and know when enough is enough. It can be far more difficult to know when to say “now” – to know when it’s the right time to undertake a major redesign of a kitchen or bathroom. It can be as simple as questioning your home’s overall PLACE – Performance, Livability, Affordability, Comparability and Excitability. For example … Performance – How does your kitchen or bathroom function? Do the appliances work? Is there enough room? Enough light? Are there enough power outlets? Is the plumbing sound? Is there adequate air circulation? Is there enough storage? Enough cabinets? How does everything work? Livability – Is there enough room in the kitchen for all the cooks and guests who might congregate there? Is the bathroom location convenient? Is it private enough? Does the kitchen welcome and enhance multiple family activities? Affordability – On the front end, do you have the budget? On the back end, are you wasting money on power, gas and water due to old, inefficient appliances and fixtures? Do you really know what the improvements would cost? Comparability – What is the value of other
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Spring Mill Rd
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Part-time (18-22 hours/week) assistant in Podiatrist’s office. Duties include preparing exam rooms and small procedures, taking histories, electronic medical records, maintaining inventory, etc. Must be personable with patients and hard working. Salary is based on experience and credentials. Position starts ASAP. Send cover letter and resume to appt@ westfieldfoot.com
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489.4444 ext. 202 Now HIring
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Administrative Assistant Part-time Mon thru Thurs (days) Hope Church: Carmel In Salary Negotiable Submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare Coordinator Wanted
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Exterior Service Carmel based exterior renovation company is seeking applicants with experience in roofing, siding, gutters, and windows. Must have reliable transportation and must be willing to travel. A current and valid driver’s license is required, along with a good driving record. Candidates will be working with customers and should have a presentable appearance and good communication skills. Interested candidates can fill out an application at 805 City Center Drive, #160, Carmel, IN 46032 or call Eric Webb at 317-575-9400
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